Losing the Peace
Acknowledgements This book is the product of intensive teaching. From its inception it coin- cided with the start of my academic career and as such was as much a rationalisation of my teaching responsibilities as a discrete research project. Courses I have taught such as Europe in the Modern Era; Europe in the Twentieth Century, the European Union; Politics in Britain and Nationalism in Europe – as well as more specific honours-level courses – will all be evi- dent in the pages that follow. These courses have been a delight to teach and I am indebted to the students and colleagues who have contributed to all of them. I would particularly like to acknowledge the students in my most recent honours course Euroscepticism and English Nationalism which, unsurprisingly, drew heavily on the themes and material of this book. I have incurred many debts during the writing of this book, mostly to do with childcare. I would not have been able to go to work without the excellent care provided to both my children from the staf f at the Acton Early Childhood Centre (especially Rosie Sergi and Kara Chappell). Help also came from Megan and David; Kate and Agus; and Helen and Daniel; Jacqui and Justin; Jane and Jerry; Jo and Michael as well as many others without whom the juggling of parenting and work would not have been possible. Esther and Jojok have provided material and psychological sup- port throughout these years and allowed me to return early from a holiday...
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